And News Of An Adelaide
Here it is, what was the latest and greatest from Ardbeg in 2011. This time the casks are highly toasted to within an in inch of their lives.
From the Malt Advocate:
"Similar to the standard Ardbeg 10 year old, except that a portion of the whisky was aged in heavily charred barrels (referred to as an "alligator" char). An aggressive whisky even for Ardbeg, with a leathery texture throughout. Dynamic too, with coal tar, soot, bourbon barrel char, espresso, cocoa, licorice root, smoked fish, and a hint of ginger. There's a nice creamy vanilla underbelly to balance the aggressiveness and (at least partially) muzzle the Alligator. John Hansell 92 points."